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A)
Google
B)
Amazon
C)
Facebook
D)
Microsoft

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Google

Note : On August 12, 2020 Google launched 'The Anywhere School' initiative in more than 250 countries around the world. The initiative is expected to benefit millions of students who have switched to learning from home, due to the pandemic.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Haryana
B)
Maharashtra
C)
Gujarat
D)
Rajasthan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Maharashtra

Note : On August 24, 2020, Government of Maharashtra and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank signed loan agreement of 500 million USD to improve service quality, safety and network capacity of suburban railway system in Mumbai.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Rajnath Singh
B)
Narendra Modi
C)
Amit Shah
D)
Ramnath Kovind

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rajnath Singh

Note : The Naval Commanders' Conference 2020, a biennial conference was held in New Delhi, India from August 19 to 21, 2020. Rajnath Singh, Union Defence Minister addressed the opening session of the conference. This is the 1st Naval Commanders' Conference since the institution of the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) and Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

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A)
17 August
B)
19 August
C)
23 August
D)
26 August

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 23 August

Note : United Nations(UN)'s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition is observed annually on 23rd August to spread the information about the historic events associated with slave trade and its consequences and to promote the tolerance and human rights.

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A)
Athletics
B)
Hockey
C)
Tennis
D)
Table Tennis

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Table Tennis

Note :

Five sportspersons were named as the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardees and 27 sportspersons as Arjuna awardees.
Rohit Sharma (Cricket), Rani Rampal (Hockey), para athlete Mariyappan Thangavelu, Vinesh Phogat (Wrestling) and Manika Batra (Table Tennis) were selected for the prestigious Khel ratna award. They will be virtually conferred with the award on August 29 on the National Sports Day.

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A)
Anand Mahindra and Virat Kohli
B)
Ashwani Bhatia and Anand Mahindra
C)
Anand Mahindra and Shantanu Narayen
D)
Shantanu Narayen and Ashwani Bhatia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Anand Mahindra and Shantanu Narayen

Note : On 21st August, 2020, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) announced that Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra and Adobe Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shantanu Narayen will receive the 2020 Leadership Awards for their exemplary vision and effort towards the promotion of US-India Bilateral Ties.

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Published On : July 18, 2021
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Nitin Gadkari
C)
Smriti Irani
D)
Rajnath Singh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Nitin Gadkari

Note : On 21st August 2020, Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways launched the mobile app, "Harit Path" for monitoring plantations and transplantation of trees along the highway, during the meeting to review the New Green Highway Policy (Plantation).

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A)
The Power Ministry
B)
Ministry of Defence
C)
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
D)
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Correct Answer : Option (A) - The Power Ministry

Note : On August 22, 2020, the Power Ministry announced that the Generating Companies and the Transmission Companies have been advised to charge Late Payment Surcharge at a rate not exceeding 12% per annum. With this, the financial burden on Discoms is to ease out.

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A)
Vinesh Phogat
B)
Sakshi Malik
C)
Neha Rathi
D)
Geetika Jakhar

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Vinesh Phogat

Note : World championships bronze medallist and Asian Games and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Vinesh Phogat is thrilled to be recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and feels that the national honour will motivate her to shine in the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

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A)
Prime Minister
B)
President
C)
Voice President
D)
Government of India

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Government of India

Note : The Government of India has proposed stricter norms to ensure greater safety on highways. It includes features such as machine mounted audible travel alarms, requirements for operator station, non-metallic fuel tank, operator visibility for construction equipment machinery. Highlights There are safety requirements for Construction Equipment Vehicles in Central Motors Vehicles rules, 1989

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Published On : July 18, 2021